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the discussions of the time lines, what is also clear that it took the obama white house more than a week to publicly say that it was terrorism. so you do have this discrepancy. the cia director saying it was terrorism, really right out of the gate but the white house having this lag of eight days, bill. bill: a specific question here. answer it as best as you can. what do we believe general petraeus thought that anti-muslim film contributed specifically now to what was happening in benghazi? do we know officially yet how he believes the film either played a part or did not play a part? >> we don't know from the readout from lawmakers outside of that hearing this morning but, i would pay particularly attention to what we just heard from the ranking member. several lawmakers have now described how the first attack seemed more disjointed. not very coordinated as these militants overran the consulate. and the second attack on the cia annex seemed to have much more command-and-control. it was far more organized. it had the use of mortars. mortars are an indicator of premeditation. there may w
queen mattresses start at just $699. neil: all right. doing their job or doing something that is not part of their job? the obama administration getting primed for spending taxpayer money to promote the president's health care law. the administration saying, well, we have to explain that law. we are not promoting anything. the republican congressman not quite buying it. the state of louisiana. he is leading this charge against the health and human services secretary to get to the bottom of what this money is being used for because it seems a little fishy. congressman, and joining us on the phone right now. have you heard anything from the secretary? >> well, we sent letters initially backed inmate, follow-up letters in august and we have received no information about the use of these tax bear dollars. we were completely ignored by the secretary, and that prompted the subpoena and conversations with the chairman on the ways and means committee. we felt that we need to know how these millions of taxpayer dollars being used for this purpose at a time when we are dealing with
,000 ballots remain to be counted and b era is leading by 5,800 votes. >>> president obama spent three hours looking at the damage and meeting with people who are still suffering. in new jersey right after the storm the president promised to see the rebuilding through until it is complete. >> and i meant it. so i'm going to come back today but i'm also going to be coming back in the future to make sure we have followed through on that commitment. >> reporter: there are still thousands of people without power. 17 days after that storm and countless homes that are unfortunately beyond repair. >>> an oakland based national youth program is about to receive a prestigious award. it's one of 12 programs chosen out of a pool of 350 organizations. the award is presented at a ceremony at the white house. youth radio teaches students how to produce radio programs. >>> organizers of a christmas party for some special children's day may be a little less special. the party is for kids with cerebral palsy. it has been a hit for several years. but it's getting harder to raise money. families with the impai
to be counted and b era is leading by 5,800 votes. >>> president obama spent three hours looking at the damage and meeting with people who are still suffering. in new jersey right after the storm the president promised to see the rebuilding through until it is complete. >> and i meant it. so i'm going to come back today but i'm also going to be coming back in the future to make sure we have followed through on that commitment. >> reporter: there are still thousands of people without power. 17 days after that storm and countless homes that are unfortunately beyond repair. >>> an oakland based national youth program is about to receive a prestigious award. it's one of 12 programs chosen out of a pool of 350 organizations. the award is presented at a ceremony at the white house. youth radio teaches students how to produce radio programs. >>> organizers of a christmas party for some special children's day may be a little less special. the party is for kids with cerebral palsy. it has been a hit for several years. but it's getting harder to raise money. families with the impairment are often isolat
unemployment claims. on thursday dow down 28, nasdaq down 9. >>> president obama is meeting with congressional leaders today to discuss the so-called "fiscal cliff." the president is also meeting with 13 heads of civil rights groups to discuss his negotiations with congress to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts that are set to go into effect on january 1. obama wants tax increases on the wealthy but many republicans say they will not accept higher tax rates. >>> and the red ink gets deeper for the financially troubled u.s. postal service. the agency reported a record loss of almost $16 billion for the fiscal year that ended on september 30. the postal service is not taxpayer-funded. it blames much of the problems on congress for forcing it to pay a fund for future retiree health benefits. you know, $16 billion, that's a big loss for them. we know they have been struggling but not getting any better. >> not at all. >> doesn't sound like it. ashley, i have to tell you that frank bought himself an early christmas present. just got it in the mail yesterday? >> i got it yesterday. it's
, the market liked what appears to be some hint of bipartisanship. smiles were in place. all the right words were used. two seem after a key meeting between president obama and congressional leaders. however, a nuclear threat remains. a report that just came out a short time ago will add to worry on everything. the international nuclear agency says iran has just made some progress toward a nuclear weapon. >>> sue herera is off today. simon is in at the new york stock exchange and we will go to him in a moment. >>> but our top story is inz of rising above. maybe, just maybe. john harwood at the white house as a meeting between the president and congressional leaders wrapped up within the last hour or so. john? sum it up for us. >> tyler, it's a long way to the finish line but if you want to have a positive auspicious start to the negotiations, that's exactly what we got here at the white house. president obama brought the bipartisan leaders together. he spoke from a position of confidence having just won the election but he said we need to find common ground and when the bipartisan leadership
of justice. >> jennifer: or the biographers that have been written about him. >> right. and that's the funny thing about this issue because while as you mentioned, more voters approved of legalizing pot than voted for obama in colorado, it is still sort of an underthe table under the rug issue so people don't want to step up to it. >> jennifer: since we don't know where he's going to go with it, we can only look at the economic impact where there has been medicinal legalization. has there been an economic impact? has there been plus or minus as a result of states who have legalized it for medicinal use? >> it has been a gigantic impact. marijuana in california is a billion dollar a year industry. and states get tax revenue from this. the city of oakland had banked its entire economic future on it. >> jennifer: what would they get? do you know the numbers? >> it would be many tens of millions a year. if their plans had been allow to the continue but the federal government cracked down on their efforts. >> jennifer:
is effective of what he said when he was standing the economy, we by obama's sidedo yn they extended the bush tax cuts. that we need to have a grand bargain and it needs to go into effect right away? or do you agree with this, get the grand bargain, but delayed for a year or two, as the people on the democratic side of the debate have argued? >> my job is economic policy adviser. i am best at leading the policy -- politics to someone else. as an economist, the right strategy is to get our fiscal house in order, to make lasting commitment to show we can do that and we are going to do that. that requires additional revenue as well as spending cuts. we also want to healthy economy in the short run. the present proposed tax cuts that will healthy economy in the short run. the group that am best at leadit propensity to consume is the wealthy. there was a report released that concluded that extend the middle class tax cuts would create $1.6 million -- 1.6 million jobs compared to letting them expire. if you take the revenue raised from allowing the top rates to expire and use that to do things like
, there is a mutually assured let's cool the rhetoric on that down right now because it is not helpful toward moving toward a deal. but it is a big underlying concern. when president obama goes to asia, in the coming week, a lot of asian nations who are concerned about china's rise are concerned about a sequestration particularly the automatic defense cuts that would take place. it is still a very real concern. there is on some gut level in d.c., a feeling of let's not even talk about this right now. nobody wants this to happen. >> correct me if i'm wrong but don't we have to deal with raising the debt ceiling again before too long. >> let's not talk about that either. there are so many things piling up that either have to happen by the end of the year or would kick in early next year or you know february doesn't seem like that far away, right. so there are a number of things that are in some way daisy chained together as part of these negotiations. >> we're talking to margaret talev, white house correspondent for bloomberg new
. but the obama administration lined up with the israelis. state department spokesman mark toner said the u.s. believes israel has the right to defend itself. >> our position is clear that there's no justification for the violence that hamas and other terrorist organizations are employing against isrl. and the onus is on them to cease their rocket attacks so that this de-escalation can take place. >> suarez: earlier, i spoke with the israeli ambassador to the united states michael oren to discuss the latest developments. ambassador, what's the latest from tel aviv? where the strikes accurate? have missiles actually hit the city and is anyone snurt >> thankfully nobody was hurt. the rockets struck in the greater tel aviv area. the alarms went off. the sirens, prime minister netanyahu was in the city at the time to a bomb shelter and now this simply means that 4.5 million israelis-- over half the population of the state of israel-- has come under rocket fire from terrorists within gaza >> suarez: does this represent a significant of abilitys in the range of people who would shoot in israeli c
was a mass wave of terror. wr very to learn the lesson, just as the united states and president obama would not imagine to management with -- >> a false camp parson. >> osama bin laden. >> that's a false comparison. >> that's exactly the situation. where you are sitting right now, the lapped of israel is not occupied. the land of israel belongs to the jewish state. >> say that to the 2 million palestinians that occupy it. that's not the point. >> the palestinians have their own land and instead of using it for peaceful entity of their own, they are using it to shoot my own kids. i served in the army, in many combat missions. believe me, i want peace more than anyone. i have no desire to go fight, risk myself and have my kids become orphans. not something i want to do. but faced with a very determine ed radical islamic enemy, we're not going to give in. we'll fight as much as necessary to protect the jewish state. >> but that kind of grandstanding, pompous statement, black and white clap trap doesn't necessarily ensure the long-term safety of the state of israel, something we're all interest
to get something done. you're absolutely right, tamron. they know they can't have the same sort of disastrous debacle happen that we saw during the debt ceiling fight of 2011. i think that they know they have to work together. president obama feeling emboldened about winning re-election. he's demanding that the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. that's something that republicans have typically opposed, but today house speaker john boehner seemed to suggest he was open to wiggle room on the issue of taxes or fresh revenues. on the other hand, democrats are willing to compromise on sacred cows, entitlement reform. let's hear more of what the congressional leaders had to say after the meeting. take a listen. >> we should have a goal in terms of how much deficit reduction. we should have a deadline before christmas. we should share some milestones of success so that confidence can build. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. we're both going to give up some of the things that we know are a problem. >> we're prepared to put revenue on th
but delay it for a year or two. what we need right now is continuation of stimulus. that's what he said when he was standing by obama's side when they extended the bush tax cut. do you agree in the conversation you're having we need to have a grand bargain and need do go in to effect right away. do you agree with in get the grand bargain but delay if for a year or two as some people even in the democratic side of the debate have argued? >> my job is economic policy adviser. i really -- best believing the politic role to someone else. i can tell you as a economist, the right strategy is to get our fiscal house in order. make lasting commitment to show we can do it and do do that. that require additional revenue as well as spending cut and we want to help the economy in the short run. the president proposed fax cuts that would help the economy. the worst kind of stimulus is tax cut for the wealthy. the group that has for the lowest marginal propensity to consume are the wealthy. the congressional budget office last week released a report which concluded that extending the middle class tax cut
and they could trust that had the right priorities from president obama to our historic numbers of democratic women. and out of the problems we test and we asked them about everything because you know how this polling goes. i'm thrilled they were thrilled to do one more poll after the election, the candidates they voted against they were really concerned those candidates were going to take us back to the failed policies of the past. they got it. they don't want to roll the clocks back. they want to move forward. and more than being wrong on any issue of debt or health care or taxes, women recognized the total "mad men" gop agenda is what they did not want and they reacted that way. i say the growth will be sustainable in years to come. we have the right agenda and we just need to keep building and talking to our women, our fellow sisters across the country and the men who stand with us because they know that together we can make a great, great difference. and with that, i think about just some of the incredible women who have done so much and we do have a couple of special guests here today a
to an eagerness or willingness to engage or become involved militarily in that conflict. >> all right, ben. in jerusalem this morning. thanks. >>> coming up later, soledad will be speaking to israel's deputy foreign minister. that's in our 7:00 hour. >>> here at home, president obama will have the four top leaders of congress over to the white house today to begin talks on avoiding the fiscal cliff, which could plunge the u.s. economy back into a recession. both side say there is room for compromise, but at the same time, it appears democrats and republicans may have dug in on their long-held positions concerning tax hikes and spending cuts. jill doherty is in our washington bureau. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> jill, both sides have said they are optimistic about a deal here. they're also not budging on some key issues. >> yeah, i mean, there is some room around the edges, but essentially, and this is the the opening gambit, of course. they're both talking about taxes. the president saying -- and revenue. the president saying that he wants more revenue from the wealthiest ameri
. just as the united states or president obama would not imagine to negotiate with -- >> that's a false comparison. that's a false comparison. >> that's exactly the situation. you know, where you're sitting right now, the land of israel is not occupied. the land of israel belongs to the jewish state. >> say that to the palestinians. >> that's not the point. >> the palestinians have their own land and instead of using it for a peaceful entity of their own, they're using it to shoot -- >> that's not fair. >> we want peace. believe me, i want peace more than anyone. i have no desire to go out and fight and risk myself and have my kids become orphans. that's not something we want to do. but faced with a very determined radical islamic enemy that wants to wipe us out, i'll be very clear. we're going to stand strong. we're not going to give in to any radical islamists that want to kill us. we will fight as much as necessary to protect the jewish state. >> but that kind of grandstanding, pompous statement, black and white claptrap doesn't necessarily ensure the long term safety of the state of
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